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Ron Kopren ---- Owner View

I grew up in the small town of Bison, SD. After graduating from high school, I attended Black Hills State attaining a B.S. Degree in Business Administration/Accounting & a Degree in Education. I went on to receive a Master Degree in Public Administration.
I taught Business in High School, owned a grocery store, and was in Real Estate & Insurance. In 1984 I started a career in the automobile business at a local franchise store. I quickly found I loved the car business. Being a car nut didn't hurt either. Over the next 21 years, I was a finance department manager, used car manager, used truck manager, new truck manager, general sales manager and general manager.
Mike & I decided to open our own store in 2005. We wanted to run our business adhering to the Golden Rule of treating everyone as we would want to be treated. We did not want to sell "junk". Our reputation was very important to us as you only get one whether it's good or bad & it will follow you forever. We have kept that promise & have had a great time helping people with their transportation. After 6 years of hard work we were awarded the South Dakota Independent Quality Dealer of the Year. An award we are very proud of. It recapped everything we believe.
Over the 13 years we have had our own store we have moved 3 times & only moved one block. We now have a full service facility. We have a sales & full service department. We now are able to service our customers vehicles along with the public's vehicles from oil changes to full engine replacements.

Mike Kopren ---- Owner  View

Mike Kopren is a native of Rapid City and was a graduate of Stevens High school and Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Mike began his career in the car business at the age of 13 washing cars for a local franchise dealership. Mike worked his way through high school doing the grunt work until college. After graduating with a degree in Marketing, Mike moved to Portland, Oregon. In Portland, Mike moved his way up to a sales position with a large Ford Franchaise. It took only about 9 months of standing out in the rain and cool weather, and Mike decided to rethink his path in the car business. Mike took a break and worked other jobs, but it was the love of cars that pulled Mike back in. In 2003, Mike moved back to Rapid City, SD and was offered a Sales position at the local Oldsmobile, Cadillac, GMC store. After only 7 months Mike was running the Finance Department as the Manager. In 2005, Mike and Ron decided to open their own store with the promise to be a great place to do business with fair pricing and honest treatment. After only 5 years in business Mike and Ron were awarded the highest award for independent auto dealers, the "South Dakota Independent Quality Dealer of the Year 2010-2011. Mike loves to help people get the vehicle of their dreams and has the knowhow to make that happen. If you want smoke and mirrors, you are going to have to go elsewhere, because Mike will always give you the honest answer, even if that isn't what you want to hear.

Dave Slack ---- Sales Manager View

Trent Sheeder --- Service Manager View

John Bush ---- Sales Professional View

Teegan Herron ---- Sales Professional View

Kalyn Garlow ---- Sales Professional View

Karmon Beauto ---- Finance Manager View

I grew up on a farm in North Dakota doing everything from cleaning the chicken coop to hauling bales. I have been around vehicles most of my life as my father ran his own mechanic shop on the side, and I was always there helping. Later in life I moved to Minnesota where I waited tables and hosted at a fancy steakhouse for three years. In 1994 I moved to Rapid City to be closer to my family and have made Rapid City my home ever since. I have been in the car business directly or indirectly for the last 15 years doing different aspects from cleaning and painting to selling and finance. There is nothing I like more than helping people get the car or their dreams, or just helping someone who really needs plain basic transportation. I have always loved the beauty of the Black Hills, and in my spare time I enjoy camping as much as possible.
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